2019 Graduate Methodologies in Culture and Arts F1

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Graduate major in Social and Human Sciences
Yumiyama Tatsuya 
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Course description and aims

The aim of this course is to help students acquire an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of qualitative research and their topics, especially, life worth living, religious faith and sense of values. Therefore, students will read textbooks and articles on life history, have discussions and conduct fieldwork.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain basic knowledge about qualitative research.
2) Conduct a small fieldwork.
3) Write a paper.


qualitative research, life history, sense of values

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Student will read textbooks and articles on life history and have discussions on the week's subject. Fieldwork is also to be conducted in the class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 If you are interested in attending this class, please notify me by e-mail no later than September 26, 2019. And let me know about your concern. You have to attend the first class on October 3. None required.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Related books and articles will be referred as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class attendance and attitude in class.

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

yumiyama【at】ila.titech.ac.jp(replace 【at】 @)

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Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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